Have your say on library opening hours in Lancashire

Members of the public have just days left  to share their views about  proposed changes to opening hours at local libraries.

Schools set to battle it out for big cash prizes after launch of the Young Engineers Challenge 2018

Young students in science and engineering at a Fylde coast school have helped launch a prestigious competition with a big cash prize.
Young people aged 11 to 16 will be urged to run to safety

Anti-terror attack advice for pupils aged 11 to 16 made available for schools

Potentially life-saving advice showing schoolchildren what to do if they are caught up in a terror attack is being made available to be taught in UK schools for the first time.

Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw (second from right) at launch of the new CSE awareness toolkit.

Do not let child sexual exploitation in Lancashire go unreported

Police and care workers are calling on the public to raise concerns if they suspect a child is at risk of sexual exploitation.Tonight Fiona Finch reports on a new initiative to protect county youngsters.
Children should be able to try out "the many cloaks of identity" without being labelled or bullied

Young should not be bullied for exploring their identity, says Church of England

Children should be able to try out "the many cloaks of identity" without being labelled or bullied, the Church of England has said.

Around 20 children were taken home by their parents

120 pupils taken out of classes for wearing wrong shoes

Around 120 pupils who turned up for lessons wearing the wrong footwear were taken out of classes and asked to work at desks in a gym.

Most young people believe they have been failed by careers advice

Young people feel 'failed' by careers advice

Most young people believe they have been failed by careers advice, sometimes going into the wrong job because of the lack of help, a new report says.

Staff and pupils at Highfurlong School are being given bottled water

OUTBREAK: Blackpool school sickness bug is ‘likely’ norovirus

Mystery surrounds a sudden spate of sickness at a Blackpool school.

New chapter for reading dads

How do you get more kids to go to the library?

Children from St Wulstan's and St Edmund's Catholic Primary School with some of the produce they collected for their Harvest Festival.

Harvest songs fill the rafters

A lively harvest festival gave pupils at a Fleetwood school the chance to think about the food they eat – while supporting Fleetwood Food Bank.

Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

Will unstunned halal meat stay on Lancashire school dinner's menu?

A decision on whether Lancashire schools will in future serve halal meat butchered only from  pre-stunned animals is to be made by county councillors today.
New figures show a rise in the proportion of youngsters missing lessons for family trips

Nearly one in 10 pupils took term-time holidays in last year

Almost one in 10 pupils in England took time off school for term-time holidays last year.

Loans could be written off

Threshold hike for student loan repayments could see 75% written off

Theresa May's decision to raise the threshold for repaying student loans could lead to three quarters of them being written off and it would be simpler and fairer to cut tuition fees, a think tank has said.


University robots to improve the care of older people, patients and autistic children

Edge Hill University’s Computer Science Department is building pioneering robots to help monitor and care for older people, patients and autistic children.

Hilton Hotel on North Promenade. Pic courtesy of Google Street View

Discover the ‘truth about bullying’ at Blackpool's Hilton Hotel

Parents and teachers can find out ‘the truth about bullying’ next month at a public talk at a Blackpool Hotel.

Students from Saint Aidan's High Shcool who went to Tower Wood as part of their GCSE PE studies.

Physical challenges are practical help for students

An autumn visit to Tower Wood secured great marks towards a GCSE for students at Saint Aidan’s High School.

Lancashire Energy HQ

Classes start at Blackpool’s £10m new energy HQ

Blackpool’s £10m energy college has welcomed its first students through the door.

Robot classroom assistants and virtual reality learning are part of the future

Robots as teaching assistants 'will become routine'

Robot classroom assistants and virtual reality learning are part of the future of education worldwide, headteachers have been told.


Showing off 50 years of history

Anchorsholme Academy, which opened 50 years ago, has opened its doors to former pupils and staff this week – and given them a glimpse at some of the school’s proud history.

St Wulstan's and St Edmund's Catholic Primary School

Find out about some exciting learning experiences

St Wulstan’s and St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School is hosting an open evening on Monday October 2.

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